Guidelines for the Certification, Airworthiness and Operational Use of Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs)
NOTE: This is only for reference and not to be considered a replacement for the original Advisory Circular.
1. PURPOSE. This joint Flight Standards Service (AFS) and Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) advisory circular (AC) contains guidance on the operational use of Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). It is intended for all operators conducting flight operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121, 125, 135, or 91 subpart F (part 91F) and part 91 subpart K (part 91K) who want to replace required paper information or utilize other select functions of an EFB. This AC sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization for the operational use of EFBs. Part 91 operators can find additional EFB information in the current edition of AC 91-78, Use of Class 1 or Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). For guidance on the installation of EFB components, refer to the current edition of AC 20-173, Installation of Electronic Flight Bag Components.
2. EFFECTIVE DATE. The effective date of this AC is May 9, 2014.
3. CANCELLATION. This AC cancels AC 120-76B, Guidelines for the Certification, Airworthiness, and Operational Use of Electronic Flight Bags, dated June 1, 2012.
4. RELATED 14 CFR PARTS. Parts 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 43, 91F, 91K, 121, 125, and 135.
5. DEFINITIONS. The following definitions are specific to this AC and may differ from those definitions contained in other published references.